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Ghost Town Gulch

Shaniko, OR
+1 541-489-3447
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a pause on the way

stopped on the way towards the John Day river; another guide book had suggested stopping... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Andrew L
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San Francisco, California
It's a ghost town. One open business. Worth a stop.

We have been to Shaniko a couple times this month. It's an interesting stop and would be a fun... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Hazel S
,
Corvallis, Oregon
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Roll through desert, mountain, ranches, and canyons: a 42.7-mile trail for the advanced biker.
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4 Jan 2018
“a pause on the way”
2 Nov 2016
“It's a ghost town. One open business. Worth a stop.”
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Shaniko, OR
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+1 541-489-3447
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

stopped on the way towards the John Day river; another guide book had suggested stopping here. Interesting to take a moment to wander the streets.

Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

We have been to Shaniko a couple times this month. It's an interesting stop and would be a fun place to be on their summer festival weekends. For now, it is truly off-season. The store, Shaniko Trader, is open and there is a Porta-Pot if...More

Thank Hazel S
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Neat glimpse of history. Fun to stop and look around. Great ice cream shop. Hotel is shut down. Fill up gas whenever you can.

Thank robinsdl
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Spent a hot minute in Shaniko. (Really, it was 99°!) Talked with the owner of the grocery store. The only business that was open. From what he told me, he has the only operating business in the town of 25 residents. There is a Texaco...More

1  Thank Annette M
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing was open, it was definitely a ghost town. Good place to stop and walk around. There were several other families there wandering around the deserted buildings and ones that appeared to be in business but were closed. We visited on a Tuesday afternoon in...More

1  Thank Lisa L
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stopped at the little store on the edge of town they have a little of everything food snacks ,trinkets , used stuff. we really enjoyed the talk with the man behind the counter he was very colorful and told us someone had bought an...More

1  Thank simpleyme
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Shaniko is a nice place to stretch your legs, grab an ice cream, and gander at some old relics of the past. Visit the old jail and gander at some interesting old farm equipment and automobiles.

3  Thank Fred H
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

Bills as a ghost town which it mostly is now – it was an important shipping center for cattle and sheep in the late 1800’s. Mostly deserted and abandoned buildings with a few open businesses – café, store and post office. Fun to wander around...More

2  Thank Whistledown
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

This in an interesting place but the ghost town we were expecting. There are a few blocks of old buildings and a few stores open in the middle of town. Nothing seems to be coordinated.

1  Thank rich w
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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

It was awesome! They'll actually let you camp out there. The rv park is closed. But the guy that came out and talked to us, he works for the fire department, said no one would care. He let the kids sit in the fire truck.There...More

3  Thank MrsSemperFi2004
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Hazel S
October 24, 2016|
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Response from Annette M | Reviewed this property |
Can't guarantee it, but I Googled it. Try Tumbleweed Grocery and Gas. 93458 4 st. Shaniko, OR 97057. Phone listed was 541-489-3302.
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